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Spaghetti in Basil Pesto

Spaghetti in Basil Pesto

Spaghetti is an extremely versatile variety of pasta, it can be rich and satisfying when combined with meatballs in a Bolognese Sauce, light and luscious when tossed with vegetables or seafood, or positively mouthwatering when simply tossed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Ingredients: 500 Gm Spaghetti Pasta ⅓ Cup Homemade Basil Pesto (see recipe here) 2 – 3 Cloves of garlic, chopped ¼ Cup ch…

Homemade Basil Pesto

Homemade Basil Pesto

If you love Italian food, you have to love the magic sauce that can take even the most mundane pasta to the level of a sublime dish. Every Italian family has their own secret recipe of Pesto, which is been passed on from generation to another as a legacy. The one rule for making this magic green sauce is that there are no rules, use your creative skills to prepare a batch with ingredients of your choice like –…

Gordon Ramsay Style Leek And Mushroom Pasta

Gordon Ramsay Style Leek And Mushroom Pasta

In one of the episodes, Gordon shared ‘Quick TV Dinners’ – Mushroom and Leek Pasta, Farfalle with ricotta, pancetta & peas, Tagliatelle with quick sausage meat bolognaise, Spaghetti with chilly, sardines & oregano and Sweet corn fritters & yoghurt dip, for his Mushroom and Leek Pasta he used Lasagna sheets and I loved the way he created amazing pasta dish with three hum…

Classic Vegetable Cheese Pizza

Classic Vegetable Cheese Pizza

Pizza or Pittsa, what Italians called it, has bowled over the whole world with bready, cheesy and spicy flavors. The origins of Pizza can be traced back to Romans, when they baked flat bread called Focaccia(see recipe here) and called it Picea, yes you read it write Focaccia is the inspiration for Pizza. The modern day Pizza has it’s roots in Naples, Italy and in the honor of Queen Margherita, the famo…

 Tortellini Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This recipe is super easy, full of flavor and goes great as a dinner side. It’s easy to transport – especially if you use frozen pasta – so you can take it to potlucks and picnics and you’ll be the hit of the party. From the original site: For my baby shower, my mom used a similar version of this recipe and made tortellini skewers. I eliminated the skewer step, changed a few ingredients…

Mini Cannolis (a quick and easy version)

Mini Cannolis (a quick and easy version)

My family loves to visit a local Italian restaurant that has a dessert buffet full of wonderful rich cakes, cookies, and treats. One of our favorites are the cannolis…full of rich cream and covered in chocolate chips. I knew I just had to come up with a quick recipe of my own. These would be great for any party, dinner, or fun treat. Ingredients: Makes approx. 30 cannolis 1 box Nilla Wafers 1/2 pkg. vanil…

No Knead Buttermilk Chicken Pizza

No Knead Buttermilk Chicken Pizza

Great thin crisp crust, beautiful blend of flavours, delicious subtle chicken… a wonderful light picnic pizza for spring/summer! From the original site: This was a pizza waiting to be made and I’m not sure what took me so long to get here. It’s a summer pizza, or maybe spring if that’s the season you are in. Light, crisp airy crust, minimum sauce and happy toppings!

Saffron Caramel Panna Cotta

Saffron Caramel Panna Cotta

Perfect Spring dessert.The saffron panna cotta came together like a beautiful dream,elegant and smooth. From the original site: There’s something about saffron, something exotic, like a caress, light and beautiful! A tiny bit of this beautiful spice catapults a seemingly good dish into an extraordinary one. Pairing it with a panna cotta I learnt that something quite ethereal happened!

Pappa al Pomodoro, Tuscan Tomato Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro, Tuscan Tomato Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro is a traditional Florentine tomato and bread dish, half-way between a soup and a porridge. Its robust flavor is perfect to pair with a glass of red wine. Also, this dish is easy and quick to prepare, and is an excellent way to use up leftover stale bread. If you don’t have any, just slice up a fresh loaf and let it dry in a warm oven. Ingredients: 70 oz ripe tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra virgin oliv…

Oranger Pistachio Biscotti

Oranger Pistachio Biscotti

This is a really easy recipe that gives you a great tasting exotic biscotti. Don’t let anyone in on our secret though. Shhh. From the original site: I also discovered a very sweet looking bottle of Oranger from Tunisia. Of course I brought it back.

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